When you cross into the New Orleans suburb of Gretna, Louisiana, over the Crescent City Connection bridge there is no sign that says, “Welcome to the Arrest Capital of the United States.” But it is.
Today, the Pentagon announced that it is lifting its ban on transgender service members immediately that allow the acceptance of trans service members with a few exceptions. The historic announcement is a major victory for the transgender community, one that comes after years of fighting and a lengthy approval process.
The network science behind six degrees of Kevin Bacon just well may have been able to stop the 2008 financial crisis.
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Documentary film "Voyage of Time" has been nearly four decades in the making and spans the entire history of the cosmos. BRB pre-ordering our tickets.
On Friday, the King of the Jungle will swing back onto the big screen in live-action for the first time in 18 years. With Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie leading the way, can "The Legend of Tarzan" be this summer's breakthrough blockbuster?
Back in the 18th and 19th century, the ladies just couldn't strip to their swimwear and run towards the waves on the beach. To help women maintain their modesty and dignity, a simple contraption called the “bathing machine” was developed.
Flipping the truck you're driving? Bad. Flipping a truck with no driver in a controlled environment? Good. Very good.
We already live in a world where machines can figure out what movie we want to watch or food we want to eat. What happens when they start to speak for us.
Compressed and battered by tremendous forces, the object — maybe a small chunk of rock or possibly ice — got about 5-10 kilometers from the ground before it succumbed, exploding like a gigantic multi-megaton bomb.
Little Alexa does a better job explaining than we would.
Every search for what it means to be West Virginian ends where the biscuit sandwich (allegedly) began.
You can point to spikes in search terms, but who is searching, why they're searching or just how many are searching isn't exactly clear.
Sure, it doesn't make the most appealing sound. But you'll get used to that by 2030, when all 11.5 billion humans traverse Earth (and Mars) using this exact technique. Big props to Tomáš Moravec from Bratislava, Slovakia for inventing it.
A Big Blue Aurora joins Jupiter's Great Red Spot in this incredible ultraviolet image taken by the Hubble spacecraft.
Independence Day is the best holiday of the year, in our humble and correct opinion. It’s got sunshine, fireworks and hardly any guilt trip from mom for not flying in for the weekend. Now here’s how to make it better.
Think computers work need a still petite increment help current mediocrity? Yes certain.
there are about 174 species of mosquitoes in the United States, but only a few spread disease. Here are six of the most common disease-spreading offenders endemic to the United States.
The database contains profiles on millions of "heightened-risk individuals," and is used by dozens of leading banks, governments, and spy agencies.
These aluminum Bluetooth earbuds are magnetic, so they'll never pop out of your ears while running around. Grab some now and get 50% off.
Sure, you might wonder if stuffing a hollowed-out head of cabbage with a can of beer is mere insanity. But I promise you it's a glorious thing, a vegetarian preparation truly worthy of the grill.
By yanking the headphone jack out of the iPhone 7, Apple could start a revolution in wireless headphones. Instead of buying a new cord, we might just cut it.
Life is precarious in Bundelkhand, and now it’s suffocating under an intense drought that’s affected a staggering 330 million people nationwide.
Remember when Drake Anthony built a 40-watt laser gun last year? Well, the one he made this year is at least five times as awesome.
Four decades of images capturing alternative London’s unique counter-cultural history.
Astronomers say they have discovered an ancient astronomical tool, potentially used by prehistoric humans for stargazing rituals.
An black box is supposed to be indestructible... but the "What's Inside" guys still cut it open with a saw to get a look at what's inside.
How porn's bad girl is changing the industry from the inside out, Michael Phelps' final triumph and Christie's contemporary art prodigy.
Its name means “seafood,” but the sauce contains no seafood. The trail goes cold quickly if you want to know something substantive about the stuff that comes with your pho.
This chart below shows the spread for major occupation groups, for several decades. Imagine you randomly select 50 people from each group, and this is what their annual income probably looks like.
How many Americans are married to someone of the other party? Who are these people? Are they old or young? Where do they live? Do they vote?
Reason Rally 2016 believes science can cure the social ills of religion. But it isn't sure what a "healthy" society will look like.
You turn your back on the ocean for one second — one second! — and it'll get ya. Screw you, ocean.
Prideful men could fluff their feathers without anyone ending up dead.
They may have been disproved by science or dismissed as ridiculous, but some foolish beliefs endure. In theory they should wither away — but it’s not that simple.
Apparently sardines are like moths and will gravitate towards any ol' bright light — a trait traditional Taiwanese "fire fishers" use to trap huge, swarming schools in their nets. It's very cool and oddly beautiful.
Lunch as we know it today has evolved from its humble origins, but efficiency has always been its true calling card. Get ready for a future of sad desk meal-replacement beverage lunches.
The Marine Corps is set to rename 19 of its job titles following a directive by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make occupational specialties more gender neutral after once-closed combat jobs were opened to women at the start of the year. And predictably boys are crying about it.
It's "super cool" to despise Nickelback, but they're just a bunch of nice-enough dudes trying to do what they love.
Three different forecasting models, 50 states and a lot of data visualization all leads to one conclusion: Hillary Clinton is sitting pretty as the favorite for the President of the United States of America.